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Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church has a very rich history that dates back to the year 1850, when Archbishop John Baptist Purcell founded a new parish. Our desire as a parish is to continue to minister to the local community and to shine as a welcoming beacon for all.

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First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Friday, October 6th is First Friday and everyone is invited to OLSH for devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass starts at 6:30 pm, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and devotional prayers. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered during this time. The evening concludes at 8:00 pm with prayers of consecration to the Sacred Heart and Benediction.

Sts. Peter & Paul has a Holy Hour from 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday September 20th. The Sacrament of Penance will be offered.

Worship

“The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the font from which all her power flows.” (Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, #10) The Church teaches that “in the Church’s liturgy the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. The Father is acknowledged and adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In his Word who became incarnate, died, and rose for us, he fills us with his blessings. Through his Word, he pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1082)

“The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments.” (CCC, #1113) “The fruit of sacramental life is both personal and ecclesial. For every one of the faithful on the one hand, this fruit is life for God in Christ Jesus; for the Church, on the other, it is an increase in charity and in her mission of witness.” (CCC, #1134)

“Sunday is the preeminent day for liturgical assembly, when the faithful gather to listen to the word of God and take part in the Eucharist, thus calling to mind the Passion, Resurrection, and glory of the Lord Jesus, and giving thanks to God who has begotten them again, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead unto a living hope.” (CCC, #1167)

Therefore, liturgical worship and the sacraments, in particular the Sunday Eucharist, are the center of the Church’s life, and thus of parish life at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.